• Hidden FBI Microphones Exposed In California

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/05...-in-california

    "Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations," reports CBS Local, noting that for 10 months starting in 2010, FBI agents hid microphones inside light fixtures, and also at a bus stop outside the Oakland Courthouse, to record conversations without a warrant. "They put microphones under rocks, they put microphones in trees, they plant microphones in equipment," a security analyst and former FBI special agent told CBS Local. "I mean, there's microphones that are planted in places that people don't think about, because thats the intent!" Federal authorities are currently investigating fraud and bid-rigging charges against a group of real estate investors, and the secret recordings came to light when they were submitted as evidence. "Private communication in a public place qualifies as a protected 'oral communication'..." says one of the investor's lawyers, "and therefore may not be intercepted without judicial authorization."


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    1. TheTexan's Avatar
      TheTexan -
      Well, if it makes us safer
    1. Suzanimal's Avatar
      Suzanimal -
      Harp says that if you’re going to conduct criminal activity, do it in the privacy of your own home. He says that was the original intention of the Fourth Amendment, but it’s up to the judge to interpret it.
      http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...-the-bay-area/
    1. morfeeis's Avatar
      morfeeis -
      Private communication in a public place qualifies as a protected 'oral communication'..."
      that part was news to me, i thought it fell under the idea of no expectation of privacy in a public place?
    1. timosman's Avatar
      timosman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
      Harp says that if you’re going to conduct criminal activity, do it in the privacy of your own home. He says that was the original intention of the Fourth Amendment, but it’s up to the judge to interpret it.
      http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...-the-bay-area/
      the quote of the day
    1. DamianTV's Avatar
      DamianTV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
      Harp says that if you’re going to conduct criminal activity, do it in the privacy of your own home. He says that was the original intention of the Fourth Amendment, but it’s up to the judge to interpret it.
      http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...-the-bay-area/
      Be real. With Smart TVs and cable boxes with cameras and XBox Kinect, they already have cameras in your home. Dont forget your cell phone microphone is always on.

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      Quote Originally Posted by morfeeis View Post
      Private communication in a public place qualifies as a protected 'oral communication'..."
      that part was news to me, i thought it fell under the idea of no expectation of privacy in a public place?
      Nope. We still have a right to privacy, even and especially in public. Well, we did...

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      Without Privacy, all Rights are converted to Permissions, and those Permissions will soon be completely denied.

      Dont believe me? Try going to the EU and say something that is either Pro EU or Anti Muslim. You will be silenced, and that is coming to the US with all of our technology monitoring literally everything you say and do.


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